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Kamal Nayan Deori

Born                                     : 1st January 1977 in Assam.

Educational Qualification     : B.F.A (Sculpture) in 2001. College of Art, New Delhi. M.F.A (Sculpture) in 2003. College of Art, New Delhi.

Exhibitions :
2008           : Group Show at “Studio Napean” Mumbai.img1
2008           : Solo Show at “Osho World Galleria” Ansal Plaza, New Delhi.
2007           : “The Odyssey” at the Hotel Ashok, New Delhi.
2007           : “The 60th Milestone” at Travancore Art Gallery. New Delhi.
2003           : Chittaranjan Park Bangia Samaj Art Exhibition.
2002           : Group Show at LIONEL WENDT ART GALLERY, Colombo, Srilanka.
2002           : Group Show at THE ALLIANCE FRANQAISE DE KANDY Colombo, Srilanka
                  : “Women in India” at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.
2000           : Group Show at Gallery Freedom, New Delhi.
2000           : Millenium Show, AIFACS, New Delhi.img4


2003      : INDO-JAPAN ART SYMPOSIUM 2002-2003. New Delhi.
2003      : “Young Artist Camp” 8th National Youth Festival 2003, Thiruvananthapuram,Kerala.  
2002      : “Artist Camp” Greater Noida Carnival 2002 Noida, U.P
             : Participated in the Making of the 9 feet high standing figure of Late Dr. B.R.Ambedkar in Bronze   
               commissioned to the College of Art by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi.
2000      : 30th All India Cultural Festival. BITS, Pilani Rajasthan.img2

Prizes & Scholarships:

  • 1st Prize, Annual Art Exhibition, College of  Art, New Delhi. 1999, 2000& 2001 consecutively.
  • Assam State Scholarship 1998.
  • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Scholarship in the year 2000. Govt. of NCT of Delhi. 

Experiences Abroad:

2003                : A Drawing Demonstration delivered at Nagoya Information, Art, Nagoya, Japan.
2003                : Worked in “Daikon Project” Toyota City, Japan.

Publications: My sculptures are published in various national news papers and magazines. The sculpture titled “Prayer for Peace” displayed at many bus stands in New Delhi during the Common Wealth Games Delhi 2010.  

Delhi Tourism (Garden of Five Senses, New Delhi). And many Personal collections in India and Abroad.img3

Present Address:

F-12 Vijay Chowk
Mobile: +91-9811812442
E-Mail : sculptorkamal@yahoo.co.in


Facts of Deori

The Bor Deori is the most respected person in the village

Patorganya – undisclosed missing among Four Groups

Only the people of Dibongiya class can speak their own mother tongue

In 14th century A D. The Deoris were royal priests of The Chutiyas Kingdom

The Deoris are believed to have come to Sadiya before the first century

The Deori people believe in `Kundimama` which is the supreme power.

The Second Marriage in Deori Tribe is called "Suje Luguba"

The Deori Tribe of Assam came to India via Tibet and Burma

Each village of Deori people features a place of worship called ‘Deo-ghar'

The Deoris are divided into 24 clans.

The Deoris proudly introduce themselves as Jimo-Chhayan, meaning they are the children of the sun and the moon

Deori's use to make a Narbali (human sacrifice) in terms to win the war, battle and to prevent the villagers from the evil atmosphere like floods, drought etc. This practice make them pure owing to satisfy the supreme Goddess. Only the class of Patorganya people were eligible for sacrificing.

The Deoris women have no tradition to put sindur in their forehead as a mark of married women.

Deoris belonging to the Tengaponia sub clan do not take mutton or flesh of goat as it is forbidden according a legend clan.

The term "Deori" appears to be a later coinage derived from "Deva" which means a God.

Deori is a plain tribe of Assam, the worshipper of Kundimama (Kundi - Siva, Mama - Parvati)from ancient time maintaining their own custom and tradition.

According to 2001 census the total revenue villages of Deori in Assam are 133 and their population are 2,45,000.